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Urdu poetry, 1935-1970 : the progressive episode

Author: Carlo Coppola
Publisher: Karachi, Pakistan : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Series: Platinum series (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book attempts to determine the nature and meaning of the term 'progressivism' and assess its significance in the larger context of Urdu literature and, ultimately, South Asian literature.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlo Coppola
ISBN: 9780199403493 019940349X
OCLC Number: 1021016432
Description: xvi, 684 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements Preface Note on Transcription List of Abbreviations Chapters1 The Urdu Background to the Progressive Movement2 The Angare Group: The Enfants Terribles of Urdu Literature3 The All-India Progressive Writers' Association: The European Phase- The Kremlin/Moscow- London/Bloomsbury- The Latin Quarter/Paris4 The All-India Progressive Writers' Association: The Indian Phase- The Preliminary Setting: India, 1935-1936- The First All-India Progressive Writers' Association Meeting, Lucknow, 19365 The All-India Progressive Writers' Association, 1937-1947: Years of Power- The AIPWA before World War II, 1937-39- The AIPWA and the War Years, 1939-45- The AIPWA Between the War and Independence: 1945-476 The Progressive Writers' Association in India and Pakistan, 1947-70: Years of Decline- The AIPWA, 1947-53: Years of Rapid Decline- The AIPWA, 1953-70: An organization in Search of Members- The All-Pakistan Progressive Writers' Association, 1947-58: 'A Very Short and Chequered History'7 Faiz Ahmed Faiz: The Progressive Poet as Aesthete8 Asrarul Haq Majaz: The Progressive Poet as Romantic9 Makhdum Mohiuddin: The Reluctant Progressive10 Ali Sardar Jafri: The Progressive Poet and the Consistency of Commitment11 Sahir Ludhianvi: The Progressive as Lyric Poet12 ConclusionsAppendicesI. Communist Party Activities in India Prior to 1935II. Select Biographical NotesA Chronology of the Progressive Writers' Movement Glossary of Literary and Historical Allusions Select Bibliography Index of Poems by Title Index of Poems by AuthorIndex
Series Title: Platinum series (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Carlo Coppola.

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